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Dragon Oil appoints exploration manager

Posted: 2 February 2012

Dragon Oil appointed Mr Ali Al Hauwaj as Exploration Manager to head its exploration team.

"I am delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Ali Al Hauwaj as Exploration Manager," said Dr Abdul Jaleel Al Khalifa, Chief Executive Officer.

"Ali is a senior and established exploration specialist with over 30 years of experience. This assignment is line with our strategy to build our own exploration team and to grow through the acquisition of new exploration assets similar to the farm-in agreement for the Tunisian offshore permit signed last year. Developing exploration capabilities will help us transform Dragon Oil into an integrated exploration and production company."

Mr Al Hauwaj will assume his responsibilities this month.

Prior to joining Dragon Oil, Mr Al Hauwaj worked for Saudi Aramco for over 30 years and for the last seven years as Manager of Exploration Department.

In his latest position he led Saudi Aramco's exploration programme, conducted hydrocarbon exploration in the Gulf area and start-up of the Red Sea sub-salt exploration programme, as well as Saudi Arabia's North-western region.

Ali's exploration skills had been very critical in discovering many oil and gas fields in both Central and Eastern parts of Saudi Arabia, including a number of gas fields discovered onshore and offshore.

Mr Al Hauwaj has a Bachelor's degree in geology. He was President of the Dhahran Geosciences Society from 2003-2004, and remains an active member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.




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